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The tale of Celtic’s strikers in 2017-18 is as much about players who aren’t strikers as players who are.

None of the Hoops’ three forwards managed to match the total of goals scored by Scott Sinclair, who was the top scorer in the season with 18 goals or James Forrest, second top scorer with 17 goals.

When you consider the dips in form that both of those players suffered at times that really is an indictment on the Hoops’ frontline.

Despite the poor statistics, the trio of Moussa Dembele, Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths did all score double figures, although each player would admit that they would liked to have scored more goals.

Each player did manage to contribute vital goals along the way though, that helped the Hoops clinch their second consecutive domestic treble.

Here, Football Insider rates the Hoops’ strikers in 2017-18:

Moussa Dembele – 7/10: Started the season inured, then after winning his place back in the side was dropped in January after constant transfer speculation. Came back with a vengeance towards the end of the season with great performances against Rangers and in the Scottish Cup Final, a step down from the performances in his first season with the Hoops though.

Leigh Griffiths – 6/10: A season ruined by injury, as every time he seemed set to put together a run of matches he was out of the side. The calf injury which he suffered in January particularly derailed his season, and he he rarely started another match after that, still a very useful player to have in the squad though and will hopefully have better luck next season.

Odsonne Edouard – 7/10: A strange season, in which he didn’t feature for months then ended it as a hero with demands for a permanent deal to be signed when his loan spell from PSG ended at the end of the season. His three goals in two games against Rangers were the undeniable highlight of his season, and he will feature far more often if he does agree a deal to stay with the Bhoys.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops number one transfer target has all but been confirmed

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